The talk of reparations regarding the scourge of slavery was once again a main topic of conversation last weekend at the National Action Network convention, hosted by the “Reverend” Al Sharpton.
The love-fest included several 2020 Democratic Presidential candidates paying homage to “Reverend Al” and his political activist group of race-baiting hustlers, who’ve been engaged in the past of shaking down major corporations, with threats of boycotts, demonstration, and protests.
Of course, all those in attendance agreed that someone should pay restitution, or at least create a legislative body that would look into reparations for those individuals adversely impacted by the evils of slavery.
However all those directly affected have all died, many, many years ago, which means the question then becomes who is entitled to reparations? Perhaps those ancestors and descendants of slaves, if they can be found, moreover is skin pigmentation and the fact that someone was a slave the only criteria in receiving reparations?
Considering there were over 2.2 million union soldiers (mostly white), who fought and died in the Civil War, shouldn’t they also receive reparations, for serving and in many instances sacrificing their lives?
And what of those slave states like Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, and others, should they be held accountable?
Then there are those entities that profited from the slave trade both politically and of course in commerce, namely southern democrats that fought for slavery and by extension created their own terrorist group dubbed the KKK, a savage political arm of the Democratic Party, that systematically terrorized blacks for countless decades, buying and selling them, and using them as forced labor to work on their plantations, and as domestics, and in many instances sexually assaulting the woman.
Also should American Indian tribes who also abused and captured blacks enslaving them even after the Civil War, selling them to other tribes be required to pay restitution?
Moreover will today’s 2020 Presidential Democratic candidates agreeing to look into reparations, look at their own sordid history for being instrumental within the slave trade — moreover refusing to sponsor, worst yet refusing to vote in favor of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, granting slaves citizenship, the right to vote, and “equal protection under the laws.”
The abridged version outlined makes clear that if reparations for slavery are taken seriously within Congress, then those who are actually guilty of the egregious act namely the Democratic Party, including those slave states should be held financially accountable.
The federal government should not be held accountable, in that a Civil War was fought to end slavery in which over 800,000 men fought and died on both sides of the divide, for the egregious sin of slavery, perpetrated by the Democratic Party.
President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, changed the legal status of more than 3.5 million enslaved African Americans in designated areas of the South, controlled by Southern Democrats from “slave” to “free.” The Republican President was assassinated because he wanted to abolish slavery.
Our Republic was on the right side of history, and should not be held accountable for the egregious conduct of the Democratic Party.